Annual report to the Federal Reserve Board on FTC enforcement activities in 2009 related to the Truth in Lending Act, Consumer Leasing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and Electronic Fund Transfer Act.
Staff report that examines more effective ways to protect consumers from fraudulent schemes and focus the collective knowledge and experience of forum participants to fight fraud.
Forum addressed the food and entertainment industries’ progress toward self-regulation, research on the impact of food advertising on children, and the statutory and constitutional issues surrounding governmental regulation of food marketing.
Report to Congress examining how the agency has used the expanded law enforcement authority Congress provided in the U.S. SAFE WEB Act to protect American consumers since the Act was signed into law on December 22, 2006.
Report examines the incidence of sexually and violently explicit content in online virtual worlds. Urges operators of virtual worlds to take a number of steps to keep explicit content away from children and teens, and recommends that parents familiarize themselves with the virtual worlds their kids visit.
Series of roundtables to examine consumer protection issues in debt collection proceedings against consumers.
Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Sixth Follow-Up Review of Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game IndustriesDecember 3, 2009
Sixth follow-up report to a September 2000 Report, "Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children: A Review of Self-Regulation and Industry Practices in the Motion Picture, Music Recording & Electronic Game Industries."
Forum about proposed debt relief amendments to the Commission’s Telemarketing Sales Rule that sought to combat deceptive and abusive telemarketing of debt relief services that claim to reduce consumer credit card debt and other unsecured debt.
Report on cigarette sales, advertising, and promotion covering 2006.
Report on smokeless tobacco sales, advertising, and promotion covering 2006.
Eighth annual report from the FTC, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Education describing efforts to combat scholarship and financial aid fraud in 2008.
Workshop explored proposed changes to the Business Opportunity Rule, including issues relating to the effectiveness of a proposed one-page Business Opportunities Disclosure Form that sellers of business opportunities would be required to provide to prospective purchasers.
Best Practices for Business: Protecting Personal Information and Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags RuleApril 29, 2009
Series of workshops that focused on how businesses can better secure personal information, implement best practices for developing an appropriate data security program, and respond to data breaches and other privacy and security threats.
Report from May 2008 town hall meeting about issues arising in the mobile commerce marketplace.
Conference on the use of digital rights management—technologies typically used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, and copyright holders to attempt to control how consumers access and use media and entertainment content—and how to improve disclosure about DRM limitations.
Conference hosted by the FTC in conjunction with APEC and OECD addressing how companies can manage personal data-security issues in a global information environment where data can be stored and accessed from multiple jurisdictions.
Forum that gathered input for the FTC’s education program on advertising literacy, focusing on what children experience in the commercial world, what they understand about their experiences, and what consumer education efforts will help kids navigate in this world.
Report to Congress summarizing the administrative and enforcement actions taken in 2008 under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act aiming to curtail abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices in the marketplace.
Following up on an October 2007 workshop, an FTC report recommending that the debt collection legal system be reformed and modernized to reflect changes in consumer debt, the debt collection industry, and technology
Forum to examine how the FTC can more effectively protect consumers from fraudulent schemes.